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Friday not good for AFL


Melbourne's major Christian churches are opposing moves by the AFL to schedule a match for Good Friday evening.

Carlton and Hawthorn are pushing for a twilight match on Good Friday. This follows the success of similar matches on Anzac Day.

Anglican Bishop Philip Huggins argues there's no public demand for football on Good Friday.

He says holy days are "given for the recollection of sacred events and we need to look after our holy days so we have an opportunity to pause ... and just ponder life".

Catholic Vicar-General Monsignor Les Tomlinson also expressed his disappointment. But he conceded there's little the Church can do.


SOURCE
Holy day not for football: bishop (Real Footy, 2/9/07)
Churches angered by push to add Good Friday to football calendar (Herald Sun, 2/9/07)

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Melbourne Archdiocese

3 Sep 2007